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Name: William Finch

Burial Number: 1407

Gender: Male

Occupation: Coach Painter; Billiard Marker; Carter.

Born: 9/12/1859

Died: 15/6/1929

Buried: 18/06/1929


Reuben and Jane (nee Bourne) Finch were the parents of William Henry, who was born on 9th December 1859 in Glasgow. Reuben was a labourer and Jane was a laundress. The family moved frequently and William would not have remembered Glasgow because he was still under two years old when the 1861 Census shows them in Station Road, Horley, Surrey. By 1871 they had moved to Poplar Road, Leatherhead. In the 1881 Census, William is described as a coach painter which probably meant train coaches. On 24th June 1883, William married Hannah Newrick in Epsom, Surrey. They had six children, all of whom were still living in 1911. The family lived in Leatherhead for some years but by 1911, they were in Tarring, Worthing before moving to Harrow Road. The 1921 Census shows William employed as a billiard marker for C A Seebold Entertainment. There were two large billiard tables at The Dome Cinema, Worthing owned by Carl Seebold. William kept score for the players at these tables. He died on 15th June 1929. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): tens.waving.banana

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: William Henry Finch

Gender: Male

Born: 9/12/1859

Town: Glasgow

County: Lanarkshire

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 24/6/1883

Spouse First Name: Hannah

Spouse Last Name: Newrick

Town of Marriage: Epsom and Ewell

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/6/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Sunnydine"

Address line 3: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Station Road, Horley, Surrey

Reuben aged 30, labourer. Jane aged 23. William aged 1. Henry Bourne aged 17, brother-in-law, labourer. William Brown aged 27, boarder, labourer.


3 Chitty’s Alley, Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey.

Reuben aged 38, formerly brickmaker. Jane aged 33. William aged 11. Rosina aged 9. George aged 6. Frederick aged 4.



Poplar Road, Leatherhead, Surrey.

Reuben aged 48, general labourer. Jane aged 43, laundress. William aged 21, coach painter. Rosina aged 19, laundress. Frederick aged 14, errand boy.


5 The Crescent, Leatherhead, Surrey.

William aged 30, coach painter. Hannah aged 31. Charlotte De Roo aged 9. Ellen aged 7. Beatrice M aged 5. Oliver aged 3. Florence aged 1 month. Frederick Finch aged 24? brother, carman. Plus 1 servant.


The Crescent, leatherhead, Surrey.

William aged 42, coach painter. Hannah aged 43. Oliver S aged 12. William L aged 2. Walter G aged 1. Florence M aged 10. Daniel J Marks aged 23, boarder, draper.


“Kingswood” Highdown Avenue, Worthing.

William aged 52, coach painter. Hannah aged 53. William aged 12. Walter aged 11.


“Sunnydine” Harrow Road, Worthing.

William aged 62, billiard marker C A Seebold Entertainment, carter. Hannah aged 63, housewife. Walter G aged 22, seaman Royal Navy.

Miscellaneous Information